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When a USB stick has been used for, say, a bootable Linux distribution, it usually cannot be re-used as a mass storage device by, say, Windows. These instructions are to wipe/reset a usb stick so it will work as it used to.
Problem: On Devuan-1.0.0-jessie-i386-DVD,
avconv crashes while building a video from an image and audio. It worked until a recent update.
According to old notes,
6:11.9-1~deb8u1 worked. However, I do not know if a more recent version worked before I noticed this problem.
Software > Microsoft >
I don't know if I'll ever care to replace Git on Windows with this, but it's noted here nonetheless.
At best, my computer hangs when prompting for a password. I think this is related to the 4.4.14 kernel but have not confirmed this.
These instructions are a lot easier than they seem, and a smart and patient beginner will be able to follow them!
- These notes were made from instructions from Slackware "current", as of 2016-11-05, and have been tested on Slackware 14.2, and 14.2 32bit.
These notes were made on an everyday system with one hard drive which I completely formatted for this purpose.
- If you are a new user, it is strongly recommended that you remove all hard drive's your using and do this on a spare unused/empty drive.
This concept and these notes build a full-disk Slackware installation which also uses LVM. You can safely ignore the entire LVM post and just follow this one.
Todo - as-yet untested
This concept and these notes are entirely obsoleted by dm-crypt, if you want a complete encryption solution.
These notes were made from instructions from Slackware as of Slackware 14.2 64bit.
It's remarkably simple.
Computers > Hardware >
Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.
This was written 2015-05-13 and got stuck in my drafts bin. I'm pushing it out unedited.
(See My standard writing note)
Many Linux distributions don't want to modify upstream sources unless they have to.
That simplicity is both understandable and Bad.
TODO - Make a proper page
TODO - My notes are in deep archives.
A QWERTY clamshell palmtop which runs Linux.